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Europe’s Cycling Economy Has Created 650,000 Jobs

Europe’s cycling industry now employs more people than mining and quarrying and almost twice as many as the steel industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the jobs created by the sector.


Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast

Monitoring efforts along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California.


‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas


Last week’s IPCC report warns that coastal property and infrastructure could be a foot lower in just a few decades than is the case today, portending an unprecedented crisis for which the nation appears to be frightfully ill-prepared.


How Human Existence Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth

Beaches, whether sandy or stony, are very much part of summer, but if Orrin Pilkey and Andrew Cooper’s “The Last Beach” is right, the traditional seaside may soon be a thing of the past.


Balkan ‘Wild Beauty’ Montenegro Faces Waste Woes

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Montenegro takes pride in its majestic Adriatic coastline and towering mountains rising from the sea, lined with rivers, streams and lakes. But the so-called Balkan Wild Beauty is now faced with the problem of waste disposal that is threatening both its natural wonders and its lucrative tourism industry.


Stop Confusing Coasts with Shores; By John R. Gillis

We have gotten into the habit of using the terms coast and shore interchangeably. But there is a difference, and it is not just semantic.


Fostering Community Strategies For Saving the World’s Oceans

Getting coastal communities involved in plans to protect their waters is critical for protecting the planet’s oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, conservationist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson talks about her work in one Caribbean island and how it shows how such a strategy can get results.


Oral Histories Capture Impact of Eroding Louisiana Coast

As part of a two and a half year project, High School students interviewed residents from south Louisiana, about the cultural changes they’ve experienced and the coastal erosion they have witnessed. The project was designed to help raise awareness about the threat coastal erosion poses to their culture and future.


Saltwater Moves Into Drinking Water Aquifers

Saltwater has migrated inland into freshwater aquifers that supply hundreds of private and public wells in the New Hanover County, North Carolina, according to a new U.S.G.S report. The results of the study are a telltale sign of how the demand from a population that has exploded since the 1990s has affected aquifers, sources that will continue to be pressured if population growth projections are fulfilled …


Offshore Islands Amplify, Rather Than Dissipate, a Tsunami’s Power


A long-held belief that offshore islands protect the mainland from tsunamis turns out to be the exact opposite of the truth, according to a new study.

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